Resources on Qatar

  1. Passport confiscation is illegal!

    30 July 2020

    This flyer produced by the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT) in partnership with the ILO helps raise awareness that passport confiscation is illegal in the State of Qatar and could be an indicator of forced labour and human trafficking.

  2. Know your rights: A booklet for domestic workers in Qatar

    19 June 2020

    This booklet provides basic information in an easy to understand format about the rights and responsibilities of domestic workers in Qatar.

  3. Guide to employing a migrant domestic worker

    19 June 2020

    This guide provides useful information for employers of domestic workers to help build a happy and health employment relationship with their domestic worker.

  4. In the Shadow of the State: Recruitment and Migration of South Indian Women as Domestic Workers to the Middle East

    02 June 2020

    This background paper describes and analyses the drivers, pathways and experiences of migrant women from South India as domestic workers in Gulf countries. It is based on primary and secondary research.

  5. SMS campaign targets health and rights of domestic workers during COVID-19 crisis

    19 May 2020

    An SMS message campaign launched in Qatar is helping strengthen awareness amongst domestic workers and their employers on how to cope with the COVID-19 crisis.

  6. Safety and health is everyone’s responsibility

    28 April 2020

    New animation highlights the role of government, employers and workers in making workplaces safe and healthy

  7. An introduction to Joint Committees

    21 April 2020

    This short flyer developed by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs with the support of the ILO Project Office provides a simple explanation of what Joint Committees are and how they can benefit workers and enterprises alike. It is available in 11 languages and can be printed and shared with workers in your company.

  8. Your health and employment: key information for workers

    30 March 2020

    The following information has been developed for workers in Qatar by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs with the support of the ILO Project Office.

  9. Report of Labour mobility between Asia and the Arab States: Sharing of experiences and progress under the Bali Declaration with a specific focus on women migrant

    18 February 2020

  10. Exit permits consigned to history for almost all migrant workers in Qatar

    16 January 2020

    New legislation enters into force removing the exit permit for workers not covered by earlier changes